Lockheed Martin awards Harris contract for network radios
Harris Corp. has been awarded a $16 million follow-on contract by Lockheed Martin to supply more than 100 Harris Highband Networking Radio systems for the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program. The contract represents the largest-quantity radio order to date, and brings the total value of WIN-T contracts to Harris to more than $200 million since 2002.
The Harris Highband Networking Radio (HNR) features the first-ever use of directive beam technology to achieve higher throughput over longer distances. The HNR hosts the Harris-developed Highband Networking Waveform (HNW), which enables automatic selection of the best communications path, and creates a self-forming, self-healing network. Nodes can enter and exit without the need for fixed network infrastructure or operator intervention. In addition to its use in WIN-T Increment 2, an advanced version of the HNW will run on WIN-T Increment 3 hardware platforms.
The HNR has been implemented in the WIN-T Increment 2 program as a terrestrial, line-of-sight layer in an integrated communications architecture. This terrestrial layer includes mobile and fixed nodes and augments a celestial layer supporting satellite communications for beyond line-of-sight connectivity.